Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Surprises

As promised I'm back with my new quilt to start the year. Occasionally scrap baskets can really surprise you, I made this quilt entirely from my stash including the setting triangles and borders. I'm hoping this will happen a little more often to clear out some space in my tiny little sewing room. This is from the book Scrap-Basket Surprises and the pattern is called "Kitchen Sink", all the pieces are the same size for the center. My hubby called these chubby little pinwheels...isn't that cute. It's a great book, I love how this quilt turned out.


Happy Quilting.
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53 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a nice surprise - it really came out great.

Quilt Nut said...

love it! the colors, the blocks; just too cute!!

Tracy said...

LOL! Me, too! Love the colors and the pattern - it's got a great "feel" to it!

Barbara said...

This is really cute. I love scrappy quilts. What size were the scraps?

Paula said...

Love, love, love this quilt!!!!

Chelle (Dana) said...

Love your quilt and the colors are so yummy! I'm so glad that I have this book on order and on the way to me.

KSedlak said...

Wendy, I just love this quilt. You have such a great eye for piecing scrappy quilts. It's a beautiful quilt. The blocks really do look like chubby pinwheels.

Kathie said...

great quilt, love your DH name for it!
that book is on my list to buy. I love making scrap quilts and I know this book should be in my library, RIGHT?
Kathie

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh I hope you sent Kim a photo. She will love it as I!! When you tire of it sent it my way will ya?!!

Linda B said...

It's really beautiful. The colors just pop.

luv2quilt2 said...

This is a wonderful pattern. Love your little quilt!!

Stina said...

It is lovely...fantastic work on this one.. love it!!!
Want to wish you a fantastic new 2010!! HUGS!!!

Carol said...

What a great, great quilt! Nothing better than a good scrap quilt!

Kaaren said...

It's gorgeous, Wendy! I just love scrappy quilts. What a great way to start the new year!

Mimi said...

Very pretty. I wish all my scraps coordinated.

Jackie said...

It is just beautiful! Your husband's name for it is just too funny.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Beautiful. I got this book over the holidays and I'm totally in love with all of the patterns.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

It's so pretty! I love all the fabrics you used. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures.

Darlene said...

Awesome, Wendy! I have all the pieces/parts sitting to the left of my sewing machine but it waits. LOL I love that you used your stash; I've been trying to do more of that for quite awhile.

Cara said...

Great job! I have to try and do that more. Though I know I'll have to buy backrgounds as I don't have that many large pieces (+ 1 yard)

paulette said...

Gorgeous quilt!! Love the colours!! And you husband is right...cute and chubby!! Love it!
Paulette

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Gorgeous! I love this!!! The fabric is wonderful...

Lori said...

Love the chubby pinwheels!!!

Needled Mom said...

Love the quilt!! What pattern is that? IT is just stunning!

em's scrapbag said...

I absolutely love this quilt!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Totally awesome that the whole thing was made from your stash, way to go Wendy!

Thimbleanna said...

That IS cute! What an adorable little quilt!!!

Amy said...

What a beautiful quilt! I just love the colors - I will have to go look for that book - heaven knows I need to clear out some of my scraps. A quick question - can you tell me who designed the pattern for your Merry Christmas stitchery pillow? I just love it and would love to make one as well. Thanks for sharing your great projects.

Vesuviusmama said...

That quilt is wonderful! I may have to check out that book!

Lynn said...

What a fascinating pattern. Really cute little blocks and wonderful fabrics you've used. Looks nice and cosy.

Colleen said...

Love it! Love the colors. Scrappy is the best, isn't it?

andsewon said...

Really like it!!
All the colors just go so well too.
Yes we all need to dip into the stash or scrap basket once in awhile!!!;-)
Lola

Karen said...

What an interesting block. I studied it and looks like it would be easy enough to make. It looks really good in all the scrappy fabrics!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that Wendy. Very cute. Love the colors too. Those chubby little blocks. lol

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It just couldn't be any cuter Wendy!! Great quilt.

Sue-Anne said...

I just love the quilt. What a bonus to use up some of your stash and not having to buy anything new. I was looking at the snow on your previous post - I live in Australia and we are having 40oC summer heat this week - one extreme to the other! Sue-Anne

Linda said...

Beautiful. Love the colors. Love the design.

Sandra's Sewing Room said...

I love scrappy quilts! I love the colors of your quilt!

Carole said...

OMG! Is that pour moi?!?!? I love it! You have such great taste in fabrics! Sweet looking quilt! Cheers!

Carole said...

Hey, I have that book in my shoppe! Customers have given great reviews! Cheers!

Libby said...

Love it! Scrap quilts rock *s*

Sharon said...

Love your scrappy quilt! Thanks for sharing these "chubby pinwheels"... they turned out great!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Chubby little pinwheels -- how funny! It's very pretty! Love it.

Chocolate Cat said...

This is gorgeous, a great start to the New Year!

yellowfarmhouse said...

I LOVE this quilt Wendy - it's beautiful and what a fun design. I need to check out that book. I'm always drawn to scrappy quilts - just love how they come together, it's always a surprise and always so striking. Great job and your first finish for 2010. Looking forward to move inspiration from you :)

Hugs - Karen

Rose Marie said...

This is lovely and a bonus .... well done!

Shasta said...

You have a great scrapbasket indeed! This is gorgeous.

Karen said...

What a gorgeous quilt, and great use of your stash!

tami said...

Beautiful quilt. Doesn't it make it even more special since you made it entirely from the stash? I've had my eye on that book for a while too. I even had it in my hand my last trip to the quilt shop. I restrained myself then, but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to much longer.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love it! I've been wanting to get that book, now I really want to get it!!!! I had to look closely to see those blocks. I love how they are made!

ana maria said...

I love this project. would you kindly send me this pattern? I agradeceria with all my heart. and if I can give you something, just ask
greetings from Spain

bingo~bonnie said...

Ooough, I just love this scrappy quilt! ....from the book Scrap-Basket Surprises you say?? Thanks, I'm now going to be on the lookout to FIND that book! ;)

Great colors you used in the setting triangles and borders too - so pretty!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

sewkalico said...

It's a great quilt! Love how your husband even knows what a pinwheel is :-)